“Kuch to log kahenga, logon ka kam hai kehna”
Goes the lyrics of a famous Bollywood song. True to the lyrics of the song people will always have a say whether you want it or not. Indian people love to have opinions on anything and everything, they feel even happier to share those opinions when they have an audience to support it. We Indians always give our opinion, whether someone desires or not that’s secondary.
No wonder why we are regarded as regressive by developed nations which has more to do with our thinking to our economy. Indian people like to interfere in other lives especially the teenagers. Everyone has an opinion about what’s good or what’s bad for them. Sometimes I feel our society knows more about our capabilities than our parent’s. Just visit the house of a student who has appeared in his board exam and you will see what I mean.
Everyone who comes to visit their house would have an opinion what’s good for the student without even taking a moment to know what his desires and ambitions are.
At this moment, many students get confused by the different opinions presented in front of them and many of them make a wrong decision while choosing their career. They regret it later but till then everything is lost.
To get better of such a situation, we must learn to be deaf to such talk. Now being deaf does not mean being ignorant to others, rather here, deaf implies to listen to everyone without letting your mind take a decision on the basis of their words. Their words may have value but it will be useless if you are not interested in it. Rather ask yourself what you desire from life.
Don’t follow others blindly, follow your own desires. It’s also true everyone cannot be in an independent profession like singer, actor etc or they cannot become a businessman just in the blink of an eye, yet they can decide to lessen their burden by doing choosing a career they are interested in. For when you are doing something which you are interested in you will be more productive and effective for your family, friends and most importantly to yourself.
There is a story about what you can achieve by following your desires if you are deaf to the negative things say to you. The story goes like this.
There was once a bunch of tiny frogs who arranged a running competition. The goal was to reach the top of a very high tower. A big crowd gathered around the tower to see the race and cheer for the contestants.
The race began. Honestly, no one in the crowd really believed that the tiny frogs would reach the top. They heard statements such as,”Oh way too difficult! They will never make it to the top.” or, “Not a chance that they will succeed. The tower is too high!”
The tiny frogs heard the statements and started collapsing one by one as the crowd continued to yell, “It’s too difficult! No one will make it!”
Many frogs got tired and got up. But one continued higher and higher. This one wouldn’t give up.
At the end, everyone had given up except that one tiny frog who after a big valiant effort was the only one who reached the top of the tower. All the other frogs naturally wanted to know how this one frog managed to do it?
A contestant asked the tiny frog how he had found out the strength to reach the goal.
It turned out that the winner was deaf.
I hope you got the message what the story wanted to convey. To achieve the success you must learn to ignore the negativity surrounding you, people will spew venom with their words in your path. It all depends on you how to skip over those and get the success that you deserve.